Public cloud infrastructure proved its mettle last year when the pandemic-induced lockdown hit businesses hard last year. It sustained operations by accelerating digital transformation, cutting costs, increasing business agility, and enhancing customer experience.
Sky is the limit with cloud
Today anything is possible in the cloud. And enterprises leverage more than just a single cloud application to achieve productivity, savings, and profitability. They operate with clusters of on-premise and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications in multiple cloud environments.
But managing these enterprise applications overwhelms IT teams due to its complexity in architecture, control, data management, migration, licensing, and security.
Hence businesses are looking out for robust public cloud infrastructures to support multi-cloud and hybrid cloud environments and realize the following benefits.
- Anywhere/anytime access
- Open-ended scalability
- Infrastructure flexibility
- Rapid deployment
- Shorter time to market
Think cloud. Think Oracle.
The Latest Gartner report confirms that Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is the most viable option among public cloud services available in the global market.
OCI is best equipped to run enterprise-class, production-grade cloud workloads in Oracle technology and others centered on bare-metal servers with high-performance computing or networking requirements.
And OCI costs around one-tenth to one-fifth of other cloud offerings available in the market.
Enterprises of all sizes have included OCI as a viable option in their public cloud purchase evaluations. In fact, by 2025, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure will double its market share from the existing 3% in cloud infrastructure platform services.
Need more reasons to shortlist Oracle in your cloud infrastructure service provider research?
Here you go.
Fuels cloud-smart transition
Just being in the cloud is a thing of the past.
Cloud-smart strategy is the futuristic path to derive maximum value from all your public cloud applications. It creates sustainable business value by aligning multi-cloud attributes (agility, scalability, innovation, and cost-efficiency) with organizational goals. Over 60% of global businesses are in the process of implementing a full-fledged cloud-smart strategy by 2023.
OCI fuels cloud-smart approaches holistically and intelligently.
Oracle makes your cloud-smart strategy smarter by simplifying and supporting hybrid and multi-cloud workloads. It effortlessly handles consolidations and optimization of data centers, availability, SLAs, security, and resource utilization. OCI also facilitates seamless interoperability and interconnectivity between competitor cloud platforms.
Lowers TCO by 38%
OCI maximizes cost-efficiency like no other public cloud service provider.
Usually, Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) deployments have complex, variable pricing models. Businesses struggle to understand cloud infrastructure pricing and pay more in terms of Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).
OCI puts an end to all these problems. Its transparent and flexible pricing lowers your TCO by a massive 38%.
OCI does not charge you for hardware, maintenance, installation, power consumption, and physical space. It removes operational pressures of maintaining, upgrading, and securing the IT infrastructure.
Cloud resources can be ramped up and down based on the need. This way, OCI optimizes your effort, time and lessens the total ownership cost.
Delivers significant price advantage
Oracle has a broad range of options for hosting on-prem Oracle solutions on cloud models such as IaaS, PaaS, or SaaS. These create a significant price advantage as Oracle is the only option for accessing Oracle solutions via a SaaS model. And AWS and Azure can run Oracle solutions only on IaaS and PaaS.
Oracle offers 2 to 10 times free data transfers than other public cloud service providers. Also, there is no data volume charge for transmissions between on-premise data centers and the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure FastConnect network.
It provides up to 10 TB of free data storage per month, while other public clouds provide only 1 to 5 GB per month of free storage. The OCI elasticity model and its license-based charging allow for a simple ad hoc rationalization of the Oracle license estate.
Further, it doesn’t charge for enterprise support. It minimizes variable and hard-to-estimate costs and delivers consistent pricing across regions. Through flexibility in service, billing, and pricing, OCI offers maximized business value and cost-efficiency.
Ensures high performance and versatility
Oracle is one of the most versatile IT solution providers in the world. And OCI, Oracle’s integrated IaaS and PaaS offering, is the icing on the cake.
OCI delivers high-performance cloud infrastructure irrespective of your business vertical. Combining autonomous services, integrated security, and serverless computing provides real-time elasticity to enterprise applications.
It provides complete visibility and control using bare metal and virtual machine computing and GPUs, block storage, Exadata database, networking, and WAN connectivity through its managed backbone network. The OCI architecture is designed to avoid oversubscription and drive high-performance networks and maximum input/output consistency.
Accelerates and secures DBMS
OCI includes a high-performance input/output platform that accelerates the Oracle Database (DB). Its homegrown Autonomous Database foundation comprising of ‘critical systems of record’ prioritizes application and business needs. It can tune databases automatically, update and patch the Database Management System (DBMS) without downtime, and provide strong security. It also has self-repairing and self-optimizing features.
OCI leverages Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning technologies to automate routine tasks and provide higher performance, better security, and improved operational efficiency.
Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) enables clustering and higher availability in Oracle Database environments. So, if you want the best RAC performance levels, then OCI must be your cloud of choice.
Stands apart from competitors
Oracle is the only cloud service provider that has scored better than AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), and Alibaba Cloud on Gartner 2020 solution scorecard. OCI’s compute options extend to cover the expanse of virtual machines and Kubernetes-based container service.
Oracle Cloud delivers up to 5 times greater performance than AWS EC2 at 19 times lower cost when running on comparable remote block storage configurations. Its TCO is 44% lesser than Amazon Web Services (AWS) with a significant CapEx reduction.
It provides the highest assurances for security, data durability, and access to robust data services. According to the Gartner Solution Scorecard, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure has an overall solution score of 62 out of 100, meeting 74% of the required criteria, 48% of the preferred criteria, and 17% of optional criteria.
Lift and shift with the right partner
Migrating to OCI is a phenomenal business decision.
But to reap all the benefits and more, you need to choose the right partner for migration and implementation.
As an Oracle Partner, we are best positioned to help your business with OCI integration and implementation. We help you optimize strategy, architecture, cost, migrations, and management of Oracle solutions.
We specialize in:
- Cloud Architecture Consulting
- Containerization Consulting
- Cloud Optimization Services
- Instance Creations
- OCI Cloud Configuration
- OCI Tenancy Planning
We enable you to migrate and run VMware vSphere workloads on OCI while letting you retain VMware administrative access.
And you need not procure new user licenses for OCI. You can bring your own Oracle licenses, existing monitoring systems, operational runbooks, skills, and workflow to the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.
Remember that OCI has a minimal ecosystem of third-party management software. Hence it is crucial to choose a partner who has ample experience with OCI migrations and implementations.
PMP certified and passionate about ERP,CX transformation. He is the author of “A Practical CIO Guide for Modern Business Applications”, an iBook articulating next gen application sustenance or maintenance needed by organizations embarking on digital transformation. He is also the Founder and President of “Oracle Applications Forum” (OAF)focusing on latest modern business applications.
At Aspire Systems he also plays a role of account manager for large accounts and heads Enterprise Business Application practice.
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